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🇺🇸 Agatha Mooney, 94 – Captain in USAF Reserve

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Agatha C. Mooney, RN, age 94, of Pottsville, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020 at Providence Place in Pottsville.

Born in Hazleton on January 27, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Antonelli) Avillion.

Agatha was a graduate of Hazleton High School, Class of 1943 and then graduated as an RN from the Pottsville School of Nursing in 1946. She worked her entire professional career in the Emergency Room at the Pottsville Hospital and Warne Clinic and considered herself a “nurse for life”.

Agatha served as a flight nurse and achieved the rank of Captain with the US Air Force Reserve.

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She was a member of the 140th Aeromedical Transport Squadron, Pennsylvania Air National Guard in Harrisburg.

Agatha was a avid gardener, pro literacy advocate, member of the nurses alumni association and a supporter of the troops including her husband Thomas, who served in the Army for 44 years. She was also a member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in St. Clair.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Thomas W. Mooney on February 5, 2018.

Agatha is survived by her son Thomas F. Mooney, Wilkes Barre and twelve nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in St. Clair at 10:30 AM on Thursday, February 20, with Msgn William Glosser officiating.

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Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Thursday morning from 9-10 AM at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon.

Interment will be held in the Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery Chapel in Pottsville.

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